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    Everything about Student Accommodation Durham

    Home to a number of well-known landmarks, including the 13th-century Crook Hall and the Norman Durham Castle, Durham is a historic county town. This Cathedral city offers everything from history and heritage to remarkable scenic views from its picture-perfect cathedral, nestled on the top of the peninsula. It also houses the world-class Durham University which is claimed to be Britain's third oldest university after the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
     
    Students looking for accommodation in the city should visit student accommodation Durham websites like University Living which is an AI and Tech-enabled student housing platform. There are several properties listed on this platform which you can filter as per your budget and other preferences.
     
    Explore Durham
     
    Durham has all the facilities of a world-class city while being just a quick drive away from its beautiful Heritage Coast. From live cricket to side-splitting stand-up comedy, live theatre or a day at the races, there are several things that will keep you entertained during your stay in Durham. There are an array of pubs, bars, and contemporary cafes where you can enjoy homemade treats. Spend some afternoon time at Old Durham Gardens which is less than a mile from the heart of the city. Durham is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, with student-friendly bars, cocktail bars, gastro pubs, and excellent restaurants for a fabulous night out. Visit the Brew Bar situated in the city centre offering the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind whilst enjoying the city views.
     
    What makes Durham unique?
     
    Durham is a magical city which offers a communal atmosphere that will make you feel at home, yet connected to the fast-paced life which the surrounding areas have to offer. You don’t have to worry about your employability as Durham is ranked 39th for employer reputation. Durham University has a strong alumni network with their graduates being the ninth-most sought-after graduates in the UK. The city is also on the doorstep of wild and beautiful countryside and coastline. The area includes the Durham Dales and the North Pennines - a place of exceptional natural beauty. Durham is a stargazing hotspot as there is minimum light pollution and miles of open moorland.
     
    Student life in Durham
     
    The students coming to study in this city can opt to stay either in halls of residence or private student home know as purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs). These off-campus alternatives offer a wide selection of room types such as studio, student flats, apartments, en-suite and shared rooms. They are located in excellent locations so that you can enjoy both your academic and social life. The city centre is usually at a walking distance from these properties where you can find some of the popular hang out spots. The residents can enjoy modern facilities like card-operated laundries, games room, onsite gyms, private study spaces, bike storage, cinema room, living room, garden, fully-equipped communal kitchen, and plenty more!
     
    University in Durham
     
    The city is famous for its Durham University, a collegiate public research university founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832. The university is a member of the Russell Group of British research universities and is also affiliated with the regional N8 Research Partnership. It owns 563 acres of estate which includes part of a UNESCO world heritage site, one historic monument, and five grade-one listed buildings. The University has over 20,000 students enrolled, of whom 2,000 are international students from over 150 countries.
     



    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I rent student accommodation in Durham?
    You can book your home away from home in 3 easy steps: 1. Select your favourite accommodation 2. Pay the security deposit if required 3. Booking confirmed In all these steps you will be provided free guidance from our experienced team.

    What are the different types of student accommodation in Durham?
    University Living offers purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) close to various universities with fewer restrictions and more options, so the students can enjoy a comfortable duration of stay. You can pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also provide short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programmes.

    What are the different types of student rooms in Durham?
    The major room types are: Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared. Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    Are the bills included in the rent?
    This depends on the accommodation you choose, but most of our student properties in Durham have bills included, so you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else. The bills include Wi-Fi, water, gas, electricity, and other facilities such as a fitness centre, games room, outdoor courtyard, laundry room, and other communal spaces.

    Can I view my student apartment in Durham before booking?
    Yes. If you want to view your accommodation before booking it, get in touch with our accommodation experts, and we will arrange a virtual tour for you.

    Can I get discounts for student housing in Durham?
    Of course, students who book early often get good discounts and pay less rent for their student housing. You can also avail cashback and discounts on group bookings.

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs and preferences. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try our best to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where can I stay during my placement year?
    Students who are working during their placement year but are a full-time student at a university can stay in the student homes listed on University Living website. As long as you’re a student at a university you can choose to stay at any student accommodation.